PTA 103 – Physical Therapist Assisting Practicum
Course Number & Name: PTA 103 Physical Therapist Assisting Practicum
Credit Hours: 5.0 Contact Hours: 12.0 Lecture: N/A Lab: N/A Other: 35 – 40 hrs/wk for 5 wks
Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in BIO 122, PTA 102, and PTA 106
Course Description: In this course, each student is assigned to a clinical setting that exposes the student to practical application of those principles and techniques covered in PTA 101, PTA 102, and PTA 106. The student meets periodically with his/her Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) for review and help with any encountered difficulties.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe, responsible, respectful ethical and legal PTA practice;
- perform physical therapy interventions in a technically-competent manner; and
- communicate accurate medical terminology and notation in written and/or oral form for documentation of patient care.